With its landscaped gardens, luxury mall, and the addition of a more modern wing, the Shangri-La is a slice of charm for business travelers and those who don't mind being far from the city center; the service is spot-on throughout, from the pristine rooms to the efficient check-in, while the dining options are excellent (the pick of the bunch being the superb and expensive S.T.A.Y, a French restaurant from the brain of Michelin-loved, three-starred chef Yannick Alléno).
Dec 27, 2004
This is a fine hotel. The staff tries very hard and usually exceeds expectations. The effort of the junior staff is actually charming. The buffet restaurant is awesome in terms of quality and variety. The drawback is an isolated location where one cannot walk to anything and a long cab ride to the Forbidden City or ant restaurant areas. A tad boring, actually.